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Gwen's Reggae Bar & Grill

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Shoal Bay, West End Village, Anguilla
264-497-2120
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Music, laid back vibe, good BBQ

One of the half dozen beach restaurants on Shoal Bay. Gwen's is distinguished by having live music on Sundays (and at random other times). The band was lovely, the food fine, and the setting can't be beat. When we visited, they were smoking ribs and chicken, so we tried those, which were quite... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

One of the half dozen beach restaurants on Shoal Bay. Gwen's is distinguished by having live music on Sundays (and at random other times). The band was lovely, the food fine, and the setting can't be beat. When we visited, they were smoking ribs and chicken, so we tried those, which were quite tasty. Prices are typical of the beach... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

This Shoal Bay bar and restaurant has a fabulous location on the beach but the food leaves much to be desired. And it's outrageously priced. Enjoy a beer and the music on Sunday, but eat elsewhere. Just down the beach is the Madeariman restaurant, a much better choice for dining.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

You know those screen-savers you look at the whole year with such a perfect beach that you think it's probably a CGI image? Well, if you go to Gwen's, you can look at it in real life holding a Pina Colada or a Fruit Punch. Not bad, huh? The food is not the best, but it's good and the view... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Gwen's is a nice beach bar and lunch Restuarant. They have live music on Sunday. You can get chairs and an umbrella as well and spend the day on the beautiful beach out front. They have no electricity so cash only. They bring food and drinks on ice and close around 5. They are very friendly.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Not much happening here. We've only heard about how great the last location was but this new location doesn't have much going on. We were looking forward to hammocks and there none. We were looking forward to live music on Sunday but there was none (the band was there and set up but I think they were too busy smoking... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

My wife and I visited Gwen’s during our recent trip to Anguilla. Gwen’s old location, which we visited during our last trip (see my previous review) finally succumbed to erosion, so she moved to a new location at the other (west) end of Shoal Bay East. We wanted to spend an afternoon on Shoal Bay East, so we decided to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

I was so happy to discover Gwen's is now open again. Different location. It's at the other end of Shoal Bay, but same great experience. We had a delicious meal, red snapper and barbecue. The rum punch is the best! Went on a Sunday, and there was good live reggae music! Perfect spot for a relaxing day on Shoal Bay,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Location is near an end of Shoal Bay that is easy to walk to but not so easy to drive to (very rough and steep end). She has recently moved from the original location and the new property still has a bit of a "raw" feel to it. There is no electricity yet so all food and drink is brought... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

the service is scarce, the food is not very good, but the price is too high. It looks like a place abandoned in the middle of nothing. Very rasta like.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

This was the best BBQ we had when in Anguilla. They make their own charcoal which they explained to us is the secret to their ribs. The rib platter was unbelievable, some of the best we've ever had. Gwen makes her own BBQ and hot sauce which makes it all the more delicious. When you're done with lunch, Shoal Bay... More 

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Restaurant Details

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  • Address: Shoal Bay, West End Village, Anguilla
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Anguilla  >  West End Village
  • Phone Number: 264-497-2120

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Caribbean, Barbecue

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